In a season where Ohio State’s linebackers and secondary rarely lived up to the expectations that fans and coaches had of those units, one of the consistent bright spots was safety Jordan Fuller. And, on Thursday, the junior captain announced that he would be returning to complete his journey at Ohio State next season.
Fuller finished the season tied with linebacker Malik Harrison for the team lead with 81 tackles, include a team-best 61 on his own. He added an interception and two fumble recoveries as well. Fuller was named to the Big Ten’s all-conference second team this season by the media, but he wants more.
In his message to Buckeye Nation, he said that he was not ready to end his time at Ohio State. In addition to his prowess on the field, he has also been an Academic All-American the past two seasons, and will be one of two returning captains along with linebacker Tuf Borland.
While it is still not confirmed who will be coaching the OSU safeties in 2019, with the emergence of Brendon White and the return of Fuller, that is starting to look like a very tough back line of defense for the Buckeyes.
Fun fact, Fuller’s uncle is beloved actor and comedian Sinbad.